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Feature Items

  • Civia Lowry Step Over Single-Speed - 2016

    Channel chic European style as you cruise to the cafe for a cortado on your way to the office aboard Civia's Lowry. The clean aesthetics and low maintenance of this step… [more]

  • Specialized Roll Elite - 2018
    Product Rating
    5.0 stars
     (1 Review)

    There’s a feeling people get when everything just clicks on a ride, and the Specialized Roll Elite is a bike that pulls it all together for you. Take it out on a bike… [more]

  • Strider Sport 12 Balance Bike - 2018

    Strider’s Sport 12 is a lightweight, pedal-less balance bike that allows your child to straddle the bike with both feet on the ground and easily propel the bike by… [more]

  • Park Tool Spoke Wrench
    $7.12 - $9.49

    Park's professional-quality, precision-sized spoke wrenches are hardened and chrome plated for long service. Wrenches are vinyl coated in one of four colors indicating… [more]

  • Mirrycle Incredibell Jellibell
    Product Rating
    5.0 stars
     (1 Review)

    The Mirrycle Jellibell is a fun way to let pedestrians and other riders know you're coming! The Jellibell has a see-through top so you can see the gears spin as it… [more]

  • Surly Steamroller - 2017
    Product Rating
    4.0 stars
     (1 Review)

    The Steamroller is the bicycle in its simplest form — the fixie. You may be thinking, “Fixies are so 2008” or “All the blogs I read say I should like something different… [more]

  • SRAM X9 9-Speed Rear Derailleur (Long-cage)

    SRAM's X9 Rear Derailleur is favored by everyone from weekend rippers to marathon riders crossing the Alps. It offers a great balance of durability, low weight and slick… [more]

  • Specialized P2 Overendz Bar Ends
    Product Rating
    5.0 stars
     (2 Reviews)

    Specialized's P2 Overendz Bar Ends increase your hand positions and boost your leverage for climbing, too. They're made from nylon composite for minimal weight and… [more]

  • Surly Steamroller - 2018

    When a simple bike is done right, every ride puts a smile on your face. Surly's Steamroller is one such bike. It started long ago with the idea of using a track bike as… [more]

  • Specialized Riprock 20 - 2018

    Riding bikes is all about having fun, especially when you're a kid! Which is why Specialized made the Riprock 20 a bike that any of us would have drooled over as a… [more]

  • Specialized Roll Elite Low Entry - 2018
    Product Rating
    5.0 stars
     (2 Reviews)

    Specialized's Roll Elite Low Entry does everything in its power to encourage, motivate, and inspire you to get out and keep fit in comfortable, efficient style. Take it… [more]

  • Specialized Hotrock 20 - 2018

    Your little tike might love to ride, but given that they're still growing like a weed, the big-kid-trail-shredder bike can probably wait a few years. That's why… [more]

  • Topeak Explorer Tubular Rack
    Product Rating
    5.0 stars
     (1 Review)

    Topeak's Explorer Tubular Rack is a great add-on for carrying a trunk bag, pannier or anything else you want to strap on. It's made of tubular aluminum, fits most bikes,… [more]

  • Specialized Boy's Hotwalk - 2018
    $165.00 - $175.00
    Product Rating
    5.0 stars
     (13 Reviews)

    Your little grom will learn balance quicker than ever with Specialized's Boy's Hotwalk. It uses a lightweight aluminum frame with an extremely low standover height so he… [more]

  • Specialized Roll Elite - 2017

    There’s a feeling people get when everything just clicks on a ride, and the Specialized Roll Elite is a bike that pulls it all together for you. Take it out on a bike… [more]

  • Burley MyKick Balance Bike - 2015

    Burley's MyKick is the easy way to teach your young ones the steering and balancing skills and confidence they need for two-wheeled fun! They use their feet to propel… [more]

  • SRAM Rival Braze-On Front Derailleur

    For unrivaled shifting, upgrade to SRAM's Rival Front Derailleur. Because consistency equals victory, Rival boasts lightweight and durable cold-forged-aluminum… [more]

  • Specialized Roll City - 2017
    Product Rating
    5.0 stars
     (1 Review)

    Keep up with your fitness or navigate the neighborhood in search of the perfect espresso in comfortable, efficient style with the Specialized Roll City. Take it out on a… [more]


How To Remove And Install Pedals

Required tools: There are special "pedal wrenches" available that are long for optimum leverage and have thin jaws to fit onto narrow pedal axles for a good purchase. Depending on what pedals you have, you might be able to use a regular combination wrench instead (most pedals are 15mm). Note that some pedals are installed and removed with an Allen wrench (photo). You’ll need one with a long handle. Or, you can attach a piece of tubing to lengthen your wrench and improve the leverage you have.Some pedals require an Allen wrench

The most common reason to remove pedals is to upgrade or to switch a pair from one bike to another. You also must remove the pedals when you ship your bicycle in a bike box.

Pedal removal and installation is trickier than it looks. Because pedal axles are usually made of steel and crankarms are usually aluminum, there's the possibility of the hard pedal threads stripping the soft aluminum ones. Also, pedal threading is unusual and confusing. The right (drivetrain side) pedal has regular threading (clockwise turns tighten it; counter-clockwise turns loosen it). The left, however, is the opposite. What's more, pedals are often attached to the crankarms super tightly, which can make removal quite difficult.

Most pedals have flat spots on the axle near the crankarm for the wrench to grip. If you don’t see any flats, your pedal probably requires an Allen key, in which case, the hole for the tool will be in the end of the pedal axle.

Safety tip: If your bike has more than one chainring, before trying to loosen pedals, shift onto the large chainring. This will help ensure that if you slip when working on the pedals, you won’t slam your hand directly into the chainring teeth. Also, try to keep your hand on the topside of the wrench. This keeps the wrench between your hand and your chainrings and is an extra measure of protection in the event of a mishap.

There are 3 “secrets” to easy pedal removal:Push towards the crankarm to loosen the left pedal
1. Turn the wrench the right way (to loosen the right and left pedal, the wrench is turned towards the back of the bike).
2. Position the wrench alongside the crankarm for optimum leverage. When it’s right, you’ll be able to push toward the crankarm (photo right). If this isn’t possible with your wrench, try a different type.
3. Use a pedal wrench with a long handle or attach a “cheater” bar, such as a length of pipe, to your wrench.

One of the reasons pedals can be difficult to remove is lack of lubrication. So, be sure to grease the pedal threads before installation. Then look closely at the pedal axles or ends to see which side they belong on. You should see a little “R” and “L,” (photo below) for “Right” and “Left.” Note that French pedals sometimes have “D” and “G” for “Droit” and “Gauche.” R is for Right; L is for Left

Choose the appropriate pedal and start it into the correct crankarm by hand turning the pedal axle toward the front of the bike (both pedals thread in this direction). If it won’t start, don’t force it! You’re probably trying to install the left pedal on the right side or vice versa.

Thread both pedals into the crankarms as far as you can by hand. Then fully tighten them with the pedal wrench. It’s important to get pedals good and snug so they can’t loosen from pedal pressure. This can be difficult with pedals requiring an Allen wrench if you only have a short tool. For these, use a cheater bar to ensure adequate tightness.


Cycledrome Bicycle Shop

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